A simple choice next weekend for all ups freight employees

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by futile process, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Vote no on final offer and fire yourselves.

    Vote yes on final offer and get back to work.

    Ups is prepared. They took action first. They are ready to shut the doors. All this tough talk and false claims that they wouldn't do this have been proved wrong.

    Anyone who posts vote no is either not employed at ups freight or is self destructive and not looking out for your best interests.

    The choice is a simple one. Vote yes next weekend and hope the company doesn't lock the doors. A no vote is just the same as walking in this morning and quitting.

    I was a yes vote before this action by the company. I am still a yes vote, hoping we still have a job in a week.
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Creative Creative x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Who's saying that ?

  3. They are no longer picking up freight. A freight company with no freight, is a closed freight company.
  4. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I just haven't heard anything official.

    A lot of people might not realize, this is a slow part of the year for freight.

    Could be UPS is expecting another no vote and is expecting a strike.

    Closing the doors.... would be extreme.
  5. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

  6. brown wiggler

    brown wiggler New Member

    Official statement on UPS Freight LTL website.(Will not allow me to post link)

    Given PCM last night to state that we are emptying the system starting today. If Freight votes down the contract again next weekend, our contract extension expires. They say they are closing the doors...
  7. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I did find this.

    "UPS takes its responsibility to its customers seriously. We will work to safeguard their relationships with their customers and to help them maintain their supply chains with as little disruption as possible.

    Because UPS Freight has no guarantee against a work stoppage, we cannot afford to put our customers’ volume at risk. Therefore, the Freight business unit will work to empty its network of freight by Friday, November 9."

    But, no mention of closing the doors.

    To me.... it sounds like they are concerned about the possibility of a strike

    and are preparing for a "just in case" scenario, so customers merchandise is not

    stuck in the system.

    Or, it's an attempt to intimidate members into accepting the contact.

    Guess we will see.

  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    What's your take on it being a "Union Hall Vote" this time, instead of an electronic/mail referendum?

  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Look at the last sentence....
  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Lower voter turnout.
  11. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Next time, just shorten it up. A simple “I have no balls.” would have been fine.
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • List
  12. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    Just look he is a new member. If you really cared so much how come you just signed up. If you want to cross the line a scab is what you are. If it's a bad contract vote no if you like it vote yes. But don't think they will ever think about closing doors for good. Business is booming. Stand up for what you believe in or fall for anything. Your Probably A supervisor who will be laid off.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  13. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Just a few further thoughts;

    Now, is going to be the time.... where the "rubber meets the road".

    Are the UPS Freight members going to show up in droves at their Local Union

    hall to vote.... Or, will they sit this 2nd vote out ?
  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Some people are motivated by their personal circumstances.

    Jumping to a conclusion, is premature.

  15. I have a family to think about. You arent going to pay my bills, nor take care of my kids healthcare needs. I am taking a stand for my family first. You can keep your balls.
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Creative Creative x 1
    • List

  16. Everyone on here is faceless and nameless, many are just trolls. I am voting yes. Vote whichever way you want. The contract is a fair offer, the things i didnt like were changed.

    Jusy fyi, your medical benefits will be stopped Monday Nov 12th, if its a No vote Thats just a fact, UPS will layoff all employees, because there will be no work.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
  17. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    You are taking a stand that you will accept anything. Your next contract will get worse if you take a stand now you will win in the end.
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List

  18. Most of the guys in my terminal who voted no the first time are voting yes this time we talked about it yesterday no one wants to work stoppage.
  19. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    Futile make sure you get directions to the hall I'm sure you never been
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  20. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    I'm actually thinking about going to mokena for the vote just to stand outside to gauge the temperature